Junior Jonathan Nunez scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and 6-foot-4 senior Miguel Ayesa added 19 points – including two crucial fourth-quarter three-pointers – to lead Doral Academy to a 56-50 win over visiting Oakland Park Northeast Saturday night in the region 4-7A final in front of a capacity, standing-room-only crowd.
Forrest’s teammates did much more than “pick up the slack” Friday – senior guard Anthony Byrd scored a game-high 23 points and senior forward Wilkenson Isnord notched a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to propel Blanche Ely to an easy 89-65 victory over the visiting Mustangs in the region 4-8A final.
After taking a 19-point lead midway through the first quarter, extending that lead to 22 points late in the third quarter, Miramar narrowly survived a feverish rally from visiting North Miami Tuesday night – with the Patriots holding on to capture a 68-64 victory in the region 4-9A semifinals.
Facing each other for the fifth time in the regional finals in as many years, it was Miami High that rallied back from a halftime deficit and emerged victorious Friday night – defeating Ferguson 50-48 in an intense battle in front of a capacity crowd at The Asylum to clinch a spot in the Class 9A state semifinals.
Teams have to make and withstand runs – Doral Academy did both Thursday night, making an early run; withstanding a third-quarter spurt from visiting Carol City; and responding with another run to secure a 51-45 victory over the Chiefs in the region 4-7A quarterfinals.
It’s not often that a program as storied as Miami Norland will “give the keys” to a freshman. Lady Vikings head coach Carla Harris, who has led the program to the state final four on eight occasions and won a pair of state championships, put her faith in freshman point guard Jayiah Smith and it […]
When a team has been as dominant as Miami Country Day’s girls’ basketball team has – winning four straight state championships – it must find ways to challenge itself throughout the season. This year, Lady Spartans head coach Ochiel Swaby – who recently was honored by the school by having the gymnasium floor named in […]